Mental preparation relates to how the athlete gets in the right frame of mind for optimum performance and includes management of stress, mental rehearsal, and visualisation.
The aim of this lesson is to understand what stress and anxiety are and how they are measured (Equivalent to UK A Level Physical Education). Stress – A stimulus resulting in arousal or a response to a specific situation.
The aim of stress management is to learn methods which can be used to help athletes to control stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress and anxiety is vital to an athlete who has to perform in high-pressure situations.